Thursday, March 18, 2010

How Great is our God...(update on "the other" Heather)

This mother....

....was pregnant with twins that were diagnosed with Twin to Twin Transfusion

....was told most babies that have this problem do not survive

.....had 3 choices, abort the smaller twin so the larger might live, leave things “as is” and both would probably die, or have a surgery while pregnant that may not be successful

....chose surgery and life

....was then hospitalized at 24 weeks with early labor

These babies ...

...were given a slim chance of survival showed signs of heart failure in the womb

...were born at 28 weeks

...each weighed only 2 lbs. 5 oz. when born

...were in the NICU

...had feeding tubes had an infection, stopped breathing, and had to be resuscitated

...were not due until April 14, 2010

...ARE 8 weeks old

...ARE beautiful




Sonora said...

How wonderful! This is a story close to my heart. My boys had Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome, although it sounds like they had a milder case than what you are describing here. In any case, it was very scary and we were also blessed to bring them home. They are now big, normal 7 month olds. I am so happy for these babies!